KNU/KNLA Peace Council

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KNU/KNLA Peace Council
Participant in Karen conflict
Logo of the KNU-KNLA Peace Council.png
Active 31 January 2007 – present
Ideology Karen nationalism
Leaders Maj. Gen. Saw Htay Maung
Headquarters To-kawko, Kayin State. Myanmar
Area of operations <200
Originated as

Karen National Union

Allies  Myanmar

The KNU/KNLA Peace Council (abbreviated KPC) is an armed opposition group in Myanmar (Burma).[1] It was founded on 31 January 2007 by Major General Saw Htay Maung, the then-commander of the 7th Brigade of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Despite its name, it is not part of or sponsored by its former parent organisation, the Karen National Union (KNU), nor the KNLA.[2] The group is a signatory of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, which was finalised in 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Karen Rebel Group Defies Myanmar Military Order to Disarm". Radio Free Asia. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Burma Partnership » KNU/KNLA Peace Council". www.burmapartnership.org. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "KPC". www.mmpeacemonitor.org. Retrieved 15 October 2017.